Aston Martin Clap Back at Ferrari for Throwing an Apparent Shade at Vettel

Published 08/02/2021, 6:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021 Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel has been disqualified from the Hungarian Grand Prix after securing a P2 finish at Hungaroring. The FIA ruled out the German after the stewards could only get 0.3 liters of fuel from his Aston Martin AMR21. And according to the rules, drivers must ensure one liter of fuel, on a minimum, to be taken from their car at any time during the event.

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The four-time world champion’s disqualification means that both Lewis Hamilton and Carlos Sainz inherited second and third place, respectively.

This also meant that Sainz secured his second podium for his new team this season. And while sharing this news with their fans, Scuderia Ferrari, discredited Sebastian Vettel, who spent seven years with the Maranello-based team.

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Ferrari disrespected Sebastian Vettel

Following Sainz‘s second podium for the Italian team after Monaco GP, Ferrari took to Twitter to inform their fans about the Spaniard’s achievement. Surprisingly, the Reds didn’t even bother to mention the name of their former driver.

In the tweet shared by the team’s official Twitter account, they wrote, “Carlos Sainz has been promoted to third following the disqualification of second-place finisher.”

Responding to the Ferrari tweet, Aston Martin shared a GIF of the German, which said, “I’m Sebastian Vettel.”

Aston Martin to appeal Vettel’s disqualification at Hungarian GP

Fans were upset with Vettel’s disqualification from the Hungarian GP, and so were Aston Martin. So, the team are all set to appeal the same.

The FIA document reads, “The stewards have received a Notice of Intention of Appeal from Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team (“Aston Martin”) at 22:14 hours on 1st August 2021 against stewards’ decision No 59.”

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“In this context, the FIA technical department representatives were asked by the stewards to seal and impound car 5 until such time as the Notice of Appeal is received or the FIA International Court of Appeal makes any determinations as relevant.”

Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 4, 2021. Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel before the race Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna.

“In making this determination, Aston Martin hereby declare that the removal of the various components to safely transport car 5 to the FIA facility in no way compromises the evidence and has no impact upon the matter being appealed.”

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Can Aston Martin and Sebastian Vettel win the appeal against the stewards and retain their second podium of the year? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Pingaksh Sharma

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Pingaksh Sharma is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. He has been following this sport since India hosted the Grand Prix in 2012 and has been an ardent supporter of the eventual race winner, Sebastian Vettel. He is also a fan of Max Verstappen and Red Bull and hopes the former breaks the Lewis Hamilton dominance.

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